British steel production boost

Steel production in the UK shot up by 24.7 per cent last year, manufacturers’ group EEF said today. Like on like production soared to 9.4m tonnes in 2010 from 7.5m tonnes the previous year, they announced. “The strong improvement reflects the pick up in manufacturing activity experienced both in the UK and in our principal European export markets,” said UK Steel director Ian Roger. “Nevertheless production remained well below pre-recession levels,” he added.